Most of America’s allies in Europe have continued to fall short of President Donald Trump’s stated goal of devoting at least two percent of economic output to defense spending, according to a new report.
In a time of increased tension between NATO countries and Russia, Germany’s military faces challenges restricting its readiness on the sea, in the air, and on the land.
NATO is set to approve the creation of two new commands to strengthen alliance weaknesses in a potential conflict with Russia, according to allied officials.
Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reaffirmed America’s commitment to NATO, and pledged that the United States will come to the defense of member countries that are attacked.
President Trump delivered one of the most important speeches of his young presidency on Thursday. Billed as “Remarks to the people of Poland,” the address was as clear a statement as we have heard of Trump’s nation-state populism. This philosophy, which differs in emphasis and approach from that of other post-Cold War Republican presidents, is both enduring and undefined.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had demonstrated its commitment to NATO’s defense through words and actions, and called on Russia to end its “destabilizing” action in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world.
NATO allies are planning to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, a $12 billion increase over 2016 levels that will escalate military spending by non-U.S. members countries to $277 billion, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.